VenCo: A Novel
Author: Dimaline, Cherie
Publication Date: 02/07/2023
An incredibly inventive, highly anticipated second adult novel—with witches, magic, and a road trip through America—from Cherie Dimaline, the critically acclaimed author of Empire of Wild.
Métis millennial Lucky St. James and her cantankerous grandmother Stella live frugally in a tiny Toronto apartment. But then one night, something strange and irresistible calls out to Lucky. She burrows through a wall to find a tarnished silver spoon, humming with otherworldly energy, etched with the word SALEM.
Lucky is familiar with the magic of her indigenous ancestors, but she has no idea that the spoon connects her to a teeming network of witches who have anxiously awaited her discovery.
Enter Ven.Co, a front company fueled by dark money. Ven.Co’s witches hide in plain sight where women gather: Tupperware parties, Mommy & Me classes, suburban book clubs. Since colonial times, they have awaited the moment the seven spoons will come together and ignite a new era, returning women to their rightful power.
To find the last spoon, Lucky and Stella embark on a rollicking and dangerous road trip to the darkly magical city of New Orleans, where a final showdown will determine whether Ven.Co will usher in a new beginning...
A wildly imaginative and compulsively readable fantasia of adventure, history, Americana, feminism, and magic, Ven.Co is a novel only the supremely gifted Cherie Dimaline could write.